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captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: swept away. >> holy mackerel. >> mason: nine members of family are killed by floodwaters darkened by the ashes of wildfires. the search goes on for the missing. ceso tonight, a suburban dallas police officer is charged with the murder of a black teen leaving a party. and a minneapolis cop fatally shoots an australian woman after te called 911 to report a possible assault. ere president channels his inner cowboy to promote goods made in the u.s.a. not mentioned: trump family products made overseas. and the global robotics challenge where some teenage participants just getting there
was a victory. this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: this is our western edition. good evening. i'm anthony mason. search parties are out tonight in arizona's tonto national forest, picking through mud and debris for a man missing since saturday. he was one of 14 family members swept away in a flash flood. four were rescued, but at least nine were killed. mireya villarreal reports the flood was triggered by a rain storm eight miles upstream. >> reporter: this wall of water six feet high at times caught families completely off guard. cell phone video shows a man in a tree above the raging river, clinging to a young child. >> all of a sudden this wall of water and rock and debris and everything just came rushing at them. y reporter: it was drizzling as 14 family members celebrated maria raya's 26th birthday at a
popular swimming hole when suddenly dark floodwaters filled with debris came barreling down the east verde river. the flash flood started when a thunderstorm hit an area scorched by last month's highline fire. yee fire chief ron setelmeyer says it was more violent than most because the water's natural barriers like trees and shrubs had been burnt away. >> all this debris and ash and amerything came roaring down that drainage and caught those people totally by surprise. >> reporter: one of the family members, carla garnica, pleaded for help. >> we can't stop looking until he's found. he has to rest in peace with his whole family. >> reporter: search and rescue teams from around the state are trudging through the flooding aftermath. 20-year veteran val palinski says even the smallest personal item can help. you're looking for things out of the ordinary then? >> right, the personal effects, whatever. >> reporter: teams are searching the ellison river in hopes of
finding 27-year-old hector garnica, whose body may have been carried away miles from where his family last saw him alive. crews tell me floodwaters were well over my head, six to eight feet above normal. strong storms are expected later teday and later this week, which could mean more flooding. anthony? >> mason: mireya villarreal in payson, arizona, thank you. a grand jury in texas indicted a former suburban dallas police officer today on a murder charge. the shooting of a high school freshman. the officer was fired soon after the incident. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: 15-year-old jordan edwards was leaving a suburban dallas house party in april with four other teenagers. balch springs police officers tried to stop them, but they drove off. that's when investigators say officer roy oliver fired his ar- 15 several times into the car. edwards was killed. police originally claimed the car moved toward them aggressively, but investigators
say body camera footage shows the car was driving away. dallas county district attorney faith johnson. >> i have a personal guarantee to jordan, his family, this community, that we will prosecute this case vigorously. >> jordan's mother told us shortly after her son's death she wants to know why the officer opened fire. >> why did you feel like they were a threat? why did you feel like you had to hunt them like animals? >> reporter: oliver is also charged with four counts of isgravated assault with a deadly y?apon. that's one count for each of the remaining teenagers who were in the car that night. anthony? >> mason: omar villafranca, thank you, omar. in minneapolis, a family is looking for answers after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed yoga teacher outside her home. adriana diaz is following this.
>> reporter: questions are mounting about why justine damond was shot and killed by police late saturday night after calling 911 about a possible assault in an alley near her house. the 40-year-old yoga and meditation teacher from australia was set to marry don damond next month. >> our hearts are broken, and we are utterly devastated by the loss of justine. cbs news learned damond in her pajamas approached the police car and was standing's driver's side when the officer who was in the fas injury side with his gun already drawn shot her through the open driver's window, don damond's son spoke about the incident on facebook. >> my mom is dead because a police officer shot her for reasons i don't know. >> investigators say the officer's body cameras were not turned on. and the squad car camera did not capture the shooting. minneapolis mayor betsy hodges. >> well, ef reofficer who is responding to 911 calls calls is
wearing a bodsee camera if they are having an interaction that falls into the policy for activating them. >> the minneapolis displept-- police department was recently equipped with 600 body cameras after two officer-involved shootings. including this shooting of philando castileo. to which was streamed live on t.esbook. >> late today the officer nistred his condolences to damond's family in a statement. both officers involved in the incident are now on paid administrative leave. >> mason: adriana diaz, thank you, adriana. president trump again defended mpe meeting his son, son-in-law, and campaign chairman had last year with a russian attorney offering political dirt on hillary clinton. also present, a russian-american lobbyist. the president tweeted most politicians would have attended it in order to get info on an opponent. that's politics. margaret brennan is our white house and senior foreign affairs etrrespondent. margaret, this isn't going away, is it? t reporter: it's certainly not.
the president says this is politics as usual, but a new poll out today shows that two- thirds of americans disagree, and they believe that the meeting was inappropriate. now senate democrats are urging the white house to review and possibly to revoke the security clearance of jared kushner, atesident trump's son-in-law. he also attended that meeting but did not initially disclose it on his security clearance paperwork. 'sw, all of this is complicating ime administration's efforts to improve relations with russia, a high-level meeting was held today with russian diplomats to discuss the possible return of two compounds here in the u.s. that were seized by the obama administration in response to that russian election hacking. >> mason: margaret brennan at the white house. thank you, margaret. d e president tried today to change the subject from russia to america or at least to products made here. eplianna goldman has that.
>> reporter: from texas cowboy hats to louisiana baseball bats, president donald trump highlighted american products made in all 50 states. >> remember the old days, they used to have "made in the u.s.a."? we're going to put that brand on our product because it means it's the best. >> reporter: but notably absent today, any trump branded items, which in the past he hasn't hesitated to promote, like at a onmpaign press conference at a trump golf club last year. >> i built a great, great company. you have the water. you have the steaks. you have the airline that i sold. >> reporter: in business mr. trump, as well as his daughter and senior adviser ivanka, have outsourced manufacturing of their products to countries around the world where labor is cheaper and there are fewer regulations. coems from the trump home collection, for example, are made in turkey. amese ivanka clothes are made in china, vietnam, and indonesia. s er the weekend the president was touting his golf club at bedminster, new jersey, where he ens v.i.p. at the u.s. women's open tournament.
he sent out eight tweets in three days promoting the event. ersits to his own properties have raised ethical concerns itcause the president still owns monprofits from his companies. earlier this month the government ethics chief walker shaub told us he resigned partly n er this very issue, which he tried to raise in november but said the president's lawyer shouted him down. t one of the suggestions that th had hoped to communicate was that even if you're not going to sell them, maybe commit to staying away from those properties. >> reporter: since becoming president, mr. trump has made 36 visits to half a dozen trump properties in florida, virginia, new jersey, and d.c. he hasn't stayed at any non- trump resorts. erday press secretary sean spicer was asked if trump brands would commit to stop manufacturing products abroad. he said it's not appropriate for him to comment on the president's business, but there are certain supply chains that may not be available in the u.s. anthony? >> mason: julianna goldman, thank you. the department of homeland
edcurity announced today it's raising the number of h-2b visas this year from 66,000 to 81,000. these are temporary visas for foreigners to come to the u.s. to do seasonal, non-farm work. but this one-time visa expansion tey be too little too late. here's mark strassmann. or reporter: on the texas gulf itast, shrimp season began with nal aditional blessing of the fleet. this year's answered prayer would be hundreds of needed deck hands. >> we're following the law. we're not breaking the law. okay. and it's very frustrating. >> reporter: carlton reyes owns seven shrimp boats in brownsville, texas. since 1987 he's relied on mexican deck hands, two per boat, who come here on h-2b visas. he applied for 14 of them this year. >>ne has been approved. >> it's going to be a tremendous impact on the shrimp season and on the economy. we can't bring in the shrimp beat is out there to harvest,
because we're short on labor and help. >> reporter: as a group, texas shrimp boat companies applied d.r roughly 500 h-2b visas, not one was granted. the texas shrimp boat association estimates the loss will be $1 million a day. inthony deloise owns two hotels in ogunquit, maine. he relies on seasonal foreign labor. vi this year we applied for 22 visas between the two properties. 2 those 22 we have received six employees, and those were all in country beforehand. empleporter: reyes has the same struggle. th there any truth to the idea that these visa workers are taking jobs from americans? er not at all. because americans don't want this type of work. >> reporter: even if the worker visas were approved today, by the time they were processed, cee main texas shrimp season would be almost over. mark strassmann, cbs news,
brownsville, texas. >> mason: for the first time for several years, u.s. marines are on the ground in helmand province in southern afghanistan. they've returned because so have the taliban. charlie d'agata is there. [gunfire] >> reporter: the last time u.s. marines were here, a force of an,000 all but drove the taliban out of their stronghold of helmand province. back then brigadier general onger turner was a colonel. did you think you'd be back kere? >> no, i didn't. i didn't really. i left here, as we discussed, i left here in 2012, and we knew that the mission was going to end in 2014. so i didn't think i'd be back here. >> reporter: this time his mission is dramatically different. in command of just 300 marines, thaining afghans to fight for themselves. we joined them as they flew over what is once again taliban-held territory.
necause not long after the marines pulled out, the taliban swept through helmand, focapturing territory u.s. forces fought and died for. with 349 american lives lost. >> this was one of my positions. n' reporter: we can't give the location, but this used to be a u.s. marine base. that fight will now be led by afghan brigadier general wali mohammed ahmedzai, who stressed the need for increased american support to defeat the taliban. >> ( translated ): this war is at just ours. it's a war against international terrorism. we need america's advanced technology and more forces to fight with us. >> reporter: but general turner said the marines' role is simply to train, advise and assist. the priority: to get afghans to do the fighting. >> i don't know that having marines moving behind them is ehmething we need to do.
>> reporter: recapturing and holding on to taliban-held forritory is a task afghan forces must take on themselves and eventually on their own. the afghans are making progress. there's word today they recaptured a strategic town near the provincial capital with the help of u.s. forces. the question, anthony, is whether they can hold on to it and for how long. >> mason: charlie d'agata with the ongoing fight in afghanistan. xtank you, charlie. and coming up next on the "cbs evening news," the senate healthcare bill runs into a medical emergency. remember our special night? abdominal pain... ...and diarrhea.
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>> reporter: that tough guy recuperated at home in phoenix today. the 80-year-old mccain was well enough to take calls from close friends, like senator lindsey owaham. did he say how they discovered the clot? >> routine check. he goes back every so often, but he had not been feeling good. he was really tired. he flies all over the world all the time. i was getting really worried about him. g reporter: on friday mccain's sirgeons performed a minimally invasive craniotomy, an incision in the skull to remove a blood clot near his left eye, not far nrom the spot on his left temple where he had a cancerous lesion removed in 2000. >> i was in a battle with melanoma and i know somewhat at least to a small degree how tough that battle can be. >> reporter: graham says he had nticed that the normally sharp adx-term senator had gotten forgetful lately. >> mr. comey, you... president comey... >> reporter: faltering publicly while grilling f.b.i. director jim comey.
>> you're going to have to help me out here. >> i'm a little confused, senator. me reporter: cbs news medical correspondent jon lapook. >> the front of the brain is important for social interaction. any abnormality in the front of the brain can cause a change in behavior. >> reporter: mccain's healthcare crisis is holding up a vote that could affect healthcare for millions of americans. e healthcare is a human right! >> reporter: without him, ropublicans have no shot at gessing their obamacare replacement bill, so the president wished mccain a speedy recovery today. >> we miss him. he's a crusty voice in washington. teus we need his vote. n reporter: mccain is one of about a dozen republican senators who haven't said where they stand. he's been getting an earful from arizona's republican governor, who is worried about the bill's deep medicaid cuts. anthony, supporters of the bill worry that those kinds of concerns are going to be amplified if this process gets dragged out while he recovers. >> mason: a crusty voice. that may be the nicest thing the
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teams of teenagers from 158 countries. atd winning required cooperating with other nations. is winning the most important thing? >> no, definitely not. >> reporter: what's the most important thing? >> having fun. >> reporter: there was no shortage of that. some teams had more challenges than others. syrian refugees identified their nation simply as "hope." >> team afghanistan. >> reporter: but perhaps no group overcame more adversity than this team from afghanistan, where girls are discouraged from pursuing education. just ask 16-year-old rodaba nori. >> reporter: to get to the u.s., they twice had to make the 500- mile journey from their home in anstern afghanistan through taliban-controlled territory of kabul to get visas. both times they were denied trtil president trump intervened
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burning near the mountain winery in saratoga. kpix 5 news at 6:00 with breaking news, crews battling a brush fire burning near the mountain winery in saratoga, plenty of dry brush. i am veronica de la cruz. >> i am allen martin, burning near mt. eden road in eden valley court, the western edge of saratoga, a live look from chopper 5, two hours after the fire broke out and the flames are still moving up a hill side, that has plenty of fuel to burn. we have seen trees, dry brush, burst into bright orange flames. that fire is moving towards a vineyard, that is part of the mountain winery. the good news in all of this, the fire is burning away from homes. kpix 5's len ramirez with the latest. >> reporter: a look at the ground shot, across a little valley here from where the fire is actually burning, and you can see in the foreground there are
multimillion dollar estates on the hill side leading up to where the fire is burning right now, fortunately the fire is burning up hill, away from those homes and, as you mentioned, there is a vineyard at the top of that lil, part o-- hill, part of the property of the mountain winery, a lot of people will recognize that location as a concert venue and it has extensive vineyard around it. hopefully that fire does not burn the other way into the homes and does reach the natural fire break. there are also a couple of pg&e tower lines across that area, i wonder what it may be doing to the lines as the intense heat of the fire from the intense heat of the day, as well, may be causing some sort of power outages, we have not heard of anything like that happening at this point, yet. there has been a shelter in place ordered for people on mt. eden road here because they want the fire trucks to have no traffic in the way, these are very narrow twisty, windy steep